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Good Soil

In 1983, the German energy giant RWE started digging for coal in the Garzweiler II pit. Since then, 16 villages around the mine have had to be resettled. Borschemich is next to be bulldozed away. In the 1980s, 760 people lived here--nowadays there are only 50 residents left. In 2015, the village will be gone. Against all odds, brothers Helmut and Joachim Meier run the nursery they built 30 years ago until the very end. Life is grey and lonesome, but there's one hidden place where the world still seems to be all right.

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